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Fishing in Livingston, Montana

The spring creeks are located six miles south of the town of Livingston (just off Highway 89) and fifty miles north of Gardiner, the Northern gateway to Yellowstone Park.

There are numerous places to stay in the town of Livingston, both motels and B&B’s. We will help you find what best fits your needs.

The Missouri River is a two and a half hour drive from Livingston to the town of Craig. Craig is forty miles north of Helena. There are plenty of places to stay in and around Craig and we will be glad to help you with this, but here it is important to plan well ahead.

 

 

Airport: The nearest airport to Livingston is in Bozeman, 30 miles away. Car rentals are available here and it is a thirty-five minute drive from the airport to Livingston going east on I90.

Activities for the non fisher: Livingston, has and old western town feel and is registered as a “Historic District”. Shopping, dining and gallery hopping are some of the “In Town” activities that can be enjoyed by fisher and non fisher alike, such as The Northern Pacific Railroad Station museum (the trains are still operational) . For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are hiking trails throughout the Paradise Valley, including the famous Pine Creek Trail. Horseback riding, river rafting on the Yellowstone and adventures in Yellowstone Park (fifty miles south of Livingston) are just some of the many activities to be enjoyed in this unique part of the West.

Advice on Spring Creek and Missouri River fly fishing equipment:
Spring Creek gear:
3 or 4 weight 9 foot fly rod, double taper or weight forward floating line. nine foot leader tapered to 5 or 6X, 6 and 7X tippets, very small indicators, Frog Fanny, hat, polarized glasses, waders, wading boots with cleats, vest, fishing net, sunblock

Missouri River:
5 or 6 weight 9 foot fly rod, double taper or weight forward floating line. nine foot leader tapered to 4X, 5 and 6X tippets, indicators, Frog Fanny, hat, polarized glasses, waders, wading boots with cleats, vest, fishing net, sunblock

Typical Guide Fees, Spring Creeks
One angler $300.00 per day
Two anglers $320.00 per day
Three anglers (Spring Creeks only) $420.00 per day

Typical Guide Fees, Missouri River
One angler $320.00 per day
Two anglers $340.00 per day

Typical Rod Fees on the Spring Creeks
Armstrong $100 per day per rod
De Puy’s $100 per day per rod
Nelson’s $100 per day per rod
Milesnick $ 75 per day per rod